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Bez's assault conviction appeal adjourned

Former Happy Mondays star Bez's appeal against his conviction for assaulting his ex-girlfriend was adjourned today.

Bez protests innocence after jailing for assault

Former Happy Mondays star Bez was jailed for four weeks today after assaulting his ex-girlfriend during a row over money.

Ex-Happy Mondays star Bez 'attacked girlfriend in missing cash row'

Former Happy Mondays star Bez was today convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend at their home after a row over money.

Boxing: Sosnowski will leave Klitschko still looking for defining moment

Vitali Klitschko has made a dozen or so leading contenders and heavyweight pretenders look like nervous, clueless novices and there is every reason to believe that Albert Sosnowski of Poland and Essex will add his name to that sorry list.

Jack Tweed vowed Jade Goody's death would make him 'grow up'

Jack Tweed vowed the death of his wife Jade Goody made him want to grow up, stay out of trouble and "be the man that Jade wanted me to be".

Terence Blacker: Stand up for the right to cause offence

Constraint on language leads to constraint on thought

My marriage is legal, insists Katie Price

Katie Price insisted today that her marriage to Alex Reid is "legal" and genuine.

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'Like that final trip to the vet’s.' 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne tweets on her pain at working for a station recommended for closure

Does the Female Ennuch still have balls?

It turned society upside down in 1970 and kick-started the women’s movement. But can The Female Eunuch deliver any important life lessons today? First-time reader Alice Jones gives her verdict

Fame the career choice for half of 16-year-olds

More than half of teenagers do not want a career - they just want to be famous, a survey found today.

Steve Richards: Two cheers for the new crying game

Emotional displays will do Labour no good, but humanising moments do have their place

Mary Wakefield: Don't switch off the will to live

Dr Adrian Owen walks down the hospital corridor towards patient Y. Go on, picture it in your mind. There he is, talking to patient Y – though Y lies inert, assumed to be in a vegetative state. Dr Owen explains to Y that they're going to try to communicate with him. Think of playing tennis if you want to say yes, and think of wandering around your home for no, he says, then slides Y head first into the fMRI machine.

Ellie Goulding, The Forum, Tunbridge Wells<br/>Abbaworld, Earls Court, London

A toilet on the A26 is a funny place to flush out the future of British pop, but for now, the Forum – a converted convenience in Royal Tunbridge Wells – is about the right level for Ellie Goulding.

Sophie Heawood: Is it 'cos he's not's black that Pete's not in jail?

One day, when everything we know is gone, when the last raven has flown the Tower, Celebrity Big Brother is as retro as the Corn Laws, and the sun is merely a digital app that you download into your eyeballs, you can be sure of just one thing. That somewhere in a corner of England, a bleary Pete Doherty will be standing in a dock, being told by a judge, in no uncertain terms, that what with this being his eight millionth driving/drugging/breathing offence, that he really is a very naughty boy indeed, and as such is sentenced to go straight to bed without any supper.

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Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

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Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

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Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
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Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

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Europe's biggest steampunk convention

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Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

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